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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 17, 2014, 09:32:41 PM
Don't shoot the bots. Throw grenades at them.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: March 17, 2014, 06:24:50 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 17, 2014, 06:14:47 PM

Quote from: Turtle on March 16, 2014, 07:51:56 PM

Which means that my $400 machine runs a game that looks better than your $700-$1500 machine.

Which isn't to put down sleeping dogs, but there's also a lot of subtle differences as well.

The incidental objects in the next gen games are more varied and common. There's more building styles and textures for them. Infamous also has a bigger vertical aspect.

There's less real-time reflections going on the past gen game as well.

In the end, if you're making an open world game set in a city, eventually you're going to get a lot of parallels since there's only so many extra effects you can throw in.

Keep in mind that Sleeping Dogs came out almost two years ago. I'm not that impressed with Second Son's graphics from a raw technical perspective, which is fine because I don't go to consoles (PS4 and XBO included) for high-end graphics, but I am hoping for advances in other areas such as animation, AI, gameplay, etc. If all it ends up being is a better looking version of the previous games, I don't think it deserves being labeled a definitive next-gen experience. We should hold our standards higher than that.

What game would you say is your current standard bearer for next gen then?
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 17, 2014, 03:52:10 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 17, 2014, 03:33:15 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 17, 2014, 03:08:59 PM

Quote from: ATB
Any initial sales numbers yet?

I haven't seen anything official for US yet, but in the UK it's credited for increasing XB1 hardware sales almost 100%.

I have no doubt that TF will do well and will sell lots of copies and systems, but the article I saw on Joystiq said that it doubled the UK sales for 1 week, but I can't find numbers.  Did it sell 10k normally and now it sold 20k?  What about the number of sales EA has left on the table by not embracing Sony platforms?  Is it less than what MS paid them for console exclusivity? 

We'll never get the last two figures as one would be hypothetical (though probably a reasonably good hypothetical) and the other, as far as I know, is not public knowledge.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/17) on: March 17, 2014, 02:50:42 PM
Infamous.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 12, 2014, 04:23:37 AM
Was able to get on shortly after bitching about it here. A lot of fun. The campaign mode is a total unnecessary tack on though.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Driveclub on: March 12, 2014, 01:56:58 AM
WOMPWOMP.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 12, 2014, 01:56:03 AM
It's a good thing I assumed this shit wouldn't work tonight or else I'd be mighty pissed off. I was hoping to hop on for a quick session but nope.

That's some good work, boys.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 11, 2014, 11:45:12 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 11, 2014, 11:31:55 PM

For those who are n00bs, I understand not wanting to be a punching bag. But the only way to improve is to play regularly with people better than you. The only surefire way to stay a n00b is to be scared to play. I don't think there's any better game or time to jump into a franchise. CoD and BF are filled with veterans who have played those games for years. At least with Titanfall, everyone is on a relatively level playing field. And you can always play it safe and run around killing AI grunts.

Totally agree. I was once a truly, truly awful COD player and now I am actually slightly above average. I only got that way by playing.

Now there isn't a title I miss. They're pretty fun.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 11, 2014, 10:56:56 PM
Annnnnnnd it's down: http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/03/11/xbox-live-down-on-titanfall-launch-day/

Shocking news, guys.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 11, 2014, 03:38:14 PM
Because fuck you, that's why.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 11, 2014, 01:40:45 AM
PCs also have the best feature right now - they can actually preorder and preload the fucking game.

I cannot begin to state how much this infuriates me.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 10, 2014, 08:22:57 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 10, 2014, 08:08:20 PM

I hate the concept that every single player game needs to have multiplayer and that every multiplayer game needs to have single player. If I like flight sims, I don't complain that Thief doesn't have an airplane level. I just go buy a flight sim. Since when did every game have to please every player?

I get it. There's a value equation there for a lot of players. I personally think it's antiquated... but hey people still complaint about not getting manuals anymore so people are weird.

Quote from: YellowKing on March 10, 2014, 08:17:42 PM

You PC players enjoy being tethered to your 24" monitor while the Xboners chill on the couch with a beer in front of their 60" TVs.  icon_twisted

Technically a 24" monitor is better than a 60" monitor for competitive gaming... but yeah I'm not that competitive. X1 ftw.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: March 10, 2014, 04:23:50 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 06, 2014, 09:18:02 PM

Just finished the game. The end part was one long series of awesome moments that forced me to pause the game to catch my breath. Fantastic game all around, even if the combat difficulty is all over the place. Most battles are too easy on Normal, while I can't even begin to imagine how anyone could win the final battle on anything above that.

Finished it here as well. The end was spectacular. Actually the entire game was.

And I had a different experience. EVERY battle was too easy. Towards the end of the game (including the final boss run) all I did was spam my primary attack since my Thief was so OP. I guess buying the Katana was a bit overkill.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/10) on: March 10, 2014, 03:37:19 PM
Titanfall on XBone.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 10, 2014, 01:54:35 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 10, 2014, 12:56:10 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel
There's no harm in waiting for a discount if you're having fun with the stuff you're playing now, but I'd be surprised if you ever feel you paid too much for it.

I actually already own it for the PC, which is why I'm waiting for sale. I played maybe 2 hours of it, really liked it, but got sidetracked and never finished it up. Yes, I'd pay for it again to be able to play on the console with improved graphics, just not full price.

It's not a massive upgrade visually over a high end PC. Better yes, but not insanely so.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: March 10, 2014, 01:53:02 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 10, 2014, 12:55:31 AM

What time do digital games become available on the XB1?  Is it right as soon as it clicks over to 12:01am in your particular time zone?  If so I may stay up past my bedtime to get the download started ASAP.

Also, I have been sacrificing one goat a day to the Azure gods, so hopefully we'll have a better chance at a functional first day.

I'd imagine its a single timezone, though I have no idea what timezone that is. Probably Pacific?

I'm also assuming that this will go as well as every other major FPS launch day... which is to say very poorly. I'm making plans for playing on *Wednesday* night, assuming Tuesday is a total clusterfuck.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 09, 2014, 06:48:08 PM

Quote from: msduncan on March 09, 2014, 06:22:53 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 08, 2014, 06:23:52 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on March 08, 2014, 04:31:09 PM

It's speculated that the XB1 hardware was built from the ground up with DX12 in mind.

<Couple sentences in support of point>

followed by

< EIGHT paragraphs of text letting all Bone users know how it's not going to help them>



If you don't want to be seen as a participant of the console war, stop being a champion warrior of one side even to the extent of coming into the thread of the console YOU DON'T OWN and posting an 8 paragraph essay about it.   

I'm sure this post will be replied to with:

Quote

OMGz I'm a victim and the only European highly skilled programmer and thus the only true authority to speak on these matters TOTALLY neutral party who is being picked on by the TRUE console war brutes!   See?  I've even tried to extend the olive branch in a couple threads but the others are not civilized enough to take my crap...err... I mean come to the table....


Did I cover everything?

Edit to add:  Oh right.  I forgot the couple of fellow-PS4 non-Xbox One owners that come in after you to pat you on the back.   How could I allow such an oversight?

I would kindly request you stop being an oversensitive troll.

TiLT has his moments of fanboyism. This was not one of them.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 07, 2014, 09:09:31 PM
LOL you stupid fucks: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/07/microsoft-is-using-your-data-to-target-political-ads-on-xbox-live/
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 07, 2014, 04:56:23 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 07, 2014, 04:53:35 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 07, 2014, 04:46:14 PM

It was definitely a beta feature and definitely was shitty. Maybe they think its better with the new update?

I don't believe it changes the Xbox On functionality... I think its specific to game quick starts.

The description for Energy Saving Mode vs. Quick Start says that Quick Start enables update downloads, XBox On, and turning on your TV box.  Maybe someone who has it on Energy Save can comment on whether you can turn it on with voice?

I don't think that was the beta feature... it was something to do with game suspending.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 07, 2014, 04:46:14 PM
It was definitely a beta feature and definitely was shitty. Maybe they think its better with the new update?

I don't believe it changes the Xbox On functionality... I think its specific to game quick starts.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: March 06, 2014, 04:31:26 PM
Yeah I can't imagine liking this if you aren't a South Park fan already. I suppose its possible if you just haven't been exposed to it and are inclined to that sort of humor, but if you haven't gotten into South Park over the last fifteen years or whatever there's probably a good reason for it.

I'm enjoying it quite a bit, other than the terribly annoying slowdowns on PS3.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 05, 2014, 07:59:44 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 05, 2014, 07:57:58 PM

Quote from: gellar on March 05, 2014, 07:50:14 PM

Is anyone trying to run another console through their X1? I just hooked my PS3 up to it for Stick of Truth and the lag is pretty noticeable (causes me to royally screw up the real time battle presses).

Of note: I am A) the current production software, not the beta B) Running 5.1 sound passthrough (noted as a beta feature) and C) Running through an AV receiver on top of that.
I thought that was known from launch and not really a recommended configuration because of that.  TV isn't impacted by lag and why it is fine for that.

Yeah I'd read some posts from people saying it worked for them in another forums... oh well.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: March 05, 2014, 07:50:14 PM
Is anyone trying to run another console through their X1? I just hooked my PS3 up to it for Stick of Truth and the lag is pretty noticeable (causes me to royally screw up the real time battle presses).

Of note: I am A) the current production software, not the beta B) Running 5.1 sound passthrough (noted as a beta feature) and C) Running through an AV receiver on top of that.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 03, 2014, 10:40:58 PM

Quote from: The Grue on March 03, 2014, 08:29:06 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 03, 2014, 06:57:49 PM

Well I was originally thinking of passing on the expansion, but this patch convinced me to pre-order.

Same here.  I wasn't going to get it, but the patch really brought my interest back.

Same here. Fuck.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 28, 2014, 04:06:21 PM
I could and would have waited, but as it was a gift I don't really care.

I'm happy that they are doing *something* though rather than just standing on the tracks as the PS4 trains rolls over them.

In regards to the resolution question: of course it matters. There's a reason there are $800 graphics cards. Frankly it's an absurd argument to say that it doesn't matter. If it didn't why did we buy the next gen versions of AC, TR, COD etc... The 360/PS3 versions were 'the same game' weren't they?

If resolution and graphics didn't matter, the next gen consoles would be about like... three games each.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 28, 2014, 01:13:52 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 28, 2014, 12:50:14 AM

how do you kill an 'ap' that freezes.  bf4 is bf4...and the only way ive seen to unlock it is load a different game for  a bit and then relaunch bf4...

I think from the main screen you can highlight the active app and press the button on the right of the xbox button to get a menu that includes close app.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 27, 2014, 03:41:11 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 27, 2014, 02:07:03 AM

Actually the most egregious twisting of the term exclusivity was from a recent interview I read with the head of the UK's Xbox division. He was talking about upcoming games for Xbox One such as Titanfall, Watch Dogs, and Destiny. He goes on to say, "The only console you can play all three of these games on is the Xbox One." Now *that's* some manipulation of a phrase.  icon_biggrin

Haha. That's definitely some impressive bullshittery.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 26, 2014, 11:27:01 PM

Quote from: Canuck on February 26, 2014, 10:04:48 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 26, 2014, 08:59:44 PM

Still don't understand the need of people who only own the PS4 to dick wave every time someone mentions anything that could detract from-- in their mind -- the honor of the mighty PS4.

Titanfall is EXCLUSIVE on the Xbox One among consoles.
Actually it's not. It's out on the 360 as well. smile

I actually laughed.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 26, 2014, 03:49:54 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 26, 2014, 03:01:43 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 26, 2014, 01:28:34 AM

that's old news, since then microsoft has said you can't on xb1

Oh, well that sucks.

Yeah sucks big time.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 25, 2014, 06:26:26 PM
Praise jebus on the friends list stuff. That was just so bad.

I can't imagine the guys sitting there one day and going 'YUP, NAILED IT. SHIP THAT MOTHERFUCKER.'
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: February 25, 2014, 05:03:30 PM
Man. Hope you recover, dude.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Offseason on: February 24, 2014, 06:49:39 PM

Quote from: naednek on February 24, 2014, 05:06:21 PM

Well I was first skeptical about all the Harbaugh news.  Profootballtalk is like TMZ, they often make things up just to get readers to visit.  But now there has been confirmation from the Browns and finally Jed York.  I think this will be Harbaugh's last year as the head coach of the 49ers.  Trent Balke and Harbaugh are both alpha males and I guess they can't work together.   Harbaugh knows that if he walks and the 49ers refuse to pay him, he knows he's going to get what he wants elsewhere.  49ers need to get their head out of the sand and quickly remember what we were like 4 years ago.   

The 49ers will most likely blink first. There's no salary cap for coaches and the new stadium is a license to print money. Harbaugh knows both of these facts... they'll pay up.

As far as Balke/Harbaugh, no one gives a shit who Balke is.
153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 24, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
Oh yeah release day shipping too... forgot about that. Less useful for me now that there's digital distro, but it was a godsend for a few years. I can't actually remember the last game I bought that wasn't on Amazon Prime.
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 24, 2014, 05:25:19 PM
Two day shipping on all Prime Eligible orders (which is pretty much everything). $3.99 upgrade per order to Overnight if you want it.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 23, 2014, 06:13:03 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 23, 2014, 05:31:48 PM

hmm,that could be quite tricky,have to piss people off and camp at the evac site and hope for the best Tongue

This is pretty much what everyone does anyway.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 23, 2014, 04:59:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 22, 2014, 06:52:09 PM

Okay, so we may not have to worry on this side of the pond.   Hoping that this is the case.

I read it totally differently. I'm expecting it more now.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: February 23, 2014, 01:35:30 AM
Yeah this is gonna cause me to hook my PS3 back up just to play it.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sooo....Am I the Only One Here Watching the Olympics? on: February 22, 2014, 06:24:07 PM
LOL USA Hockey.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 21, 2014, 04:02:33 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 21, 2014, 01:13:55 PM

Well, same with my XB1 - have put in tons of hours. There shouldn't be any problem justifying the system you already own. The difficulty is in justifying two systems.

As someone who does own both systems... totally agreed.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Unsettling Feeling of Work Lulls [Update: Laid Off] on: February 21, 2014, 12:42:34 AM
1) You should at least ask about the bonus thing. When my former employer did severance, they did it including the bonus. Sadly I was not given that package, but it was a pretty sweet deal.

2) If you have any software or network security background, drop me a line. I'll see what's out there.
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